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27 West 20th Street, application for replacement of windows.

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 14 in favor; 13 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 27 West 20th Street, aka the Brogan Building, is a store and loft neo-Renaissance building designed by architectural firm Neville & Bagge for Charles Brogan and constructed in 1907-08 and

WHEREAS, The applicant, Historical Windows, a tenant of the building, is proposing to replace all the front façade windows, and

WHEREAS, The existing windows are as follows:

- The second story has tripartite wood-framed windows with transoms; the two westernmost windows have pivoting panes, and the others are Chicago-style, with central stationary panes flanked by one-over-one windows.

- The third through the twelfth stories are single-pane wood-framed windows with a pivoting mechanism, grouped in threes.

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to replace the wood frames with aluminum frames painted with a bronze colored paint and replace the pivoting windows with tilt windows, and

WHEREAS, Pivoting windows are a very important feature of the building fenestration and a disappearing type of window mechanism in the Ladies Mile Historic District, therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to replace pivoting windows with tilt windows at 27 West 20th Street.

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